Student text injury alert

PUBLISHED: 14:56 01 August 2008 | UPDATED: 09:25 10 June 2010

FRIDAY, AUGUST 1: EXMOUTH Community College students, waiting for their A-Level results, have been warned of an unlikely side effect - sore thumbs! The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy is advising students how to avoid text message injury, or TMI. A survey found East De

EXMOUTH Community College students, waiting for their A-Level results, have been warned of an unlikely side effect - sore thumbs! The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy is advising students how to avoid text message injury, or TMI.A survey found East Devon students sent an average of 20 texts a day - with a quarter sending more than 40.And, when results are announced on August 14, they say students will inevitably share their news with family. Bronwyn Clifford, a chartered physiotherapist, said: "Too much texting can result in pain and swelling of the tendons at the base of the thumb and wrist. Community College students should keep messages short. Try to restrict text sessions to just five to ten minutes." The survey also found 60 per cent would text mum with bad news - while dads and siblings were left out in the cold - below friends.

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